Funded by Miami-Dade County, the Community Grants (CG) Program is responsive on a quarterly basis to not-for-profit organizations developing publicly accessible community-based cultural (dance, theater, music, visual arts) programs, as well as projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals and publications that have a strong artistic and cultural engagement component.
Donor Name: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
County: Miami-Dade County (FL)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1000 to $10,000
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
The Community Grants panel will consider projects only if they have strong community involvement and/or outreach component. The Community Grants Program is particularly sensitive to the needs of:
- Indigenous cultural neighborhood activities and projects encouraging the preservation of heritage, traditions and culture.
- Social service organizations and cultural groups developing collaborative intervention projects using the arts.
- All first-time applicants may request up to $7,500
- Major, annually recurring projects or events with a minimum two-year consecutive track record, such as festivals, fairs and conferences benefiting a broad segment of the community (i.e., drawing 1,000 people or more per day to the event) and a total project budget of at least
- $150,000 may request up to $15,000. Similar qualified projects with a budget less than $150,000 may request up to $10,000.
- One-time cultural events, publications, or smaller annual projects – may request up to $7,500
To be eligible to apply, an organization must:
- be legally incorporated in the State of Florida AS NOT-FOR-PROFIT corporation, with designated tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, or a unit of local government.
- Applications from not-for-profit organizations designated tax exempt under other subsections of 501(c) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Proof of incorporation and IRS tax-exempt designation is required at the time of application;
- have its registration status with the Florida Division of Corporations active and in good standing, pursuant to Chapter 617, Florida Statutes;
- be presenting activities and/or programs that are located within Miami-Dade County, that benefit local audiences, and that exhibit the potential to become regular or recurring local events;
- be presenting activities and/or programs that are open and accessible to the general public;
- NOT be an educational organization or facility (such as a daycare/preschool or school);
- NOT be a school support organization (such as parent-teacher association, booster club or auxiliary organization);
- NOT be a higher education institution whose proposed project is:
- for the benefit of degree seeking students;
- in service of other academic purposes;
- primarily for the academic community’s benefit.
Institutions of higher education are eligible to apply for projects that present or produce artistic/cultural programming projects and the public at-large is the primary target audience and direct beneficiaries of the program. Such institutions may only submit one application per fiscal year per unique school or college discipline/department.
- NOT be a religious organization whose proposed project, in whole or in part, is designed to promote religious or sectarian activities or to encourage the preference of a particular religion;
- be in full compliance with grant agreement requirements of any previous grants provided through the CG Program or other Miami-Dade County funding sources, including timely and satisfactory submission of all reports.
NOTE: An organization may only apply once in a program-funding year (October 1 – September 30). Successful applicants to the CG Program may not receive funding in the same funding year from any other Department program, except for the Capital Development, International Cultural Partnerships, Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids, Tourist Development Council and Youth Arts Enrichment Grant Programs. In addition, nonprofit organizations receiving institutional support from Miami Dade County are not eligible to apply.
For more information, visit Miami-Dade County.